A criminal investigation is underway in a north Texas county, where nearly 1,800 votes appear to have been illegally cast in the March primary.

The Texas Secretary of State has referred complaints regarding the primary election in Hill County to the Office of the Attorney General. In documents obtained by Texas Scorecard, the director of elections says “multiple voters may have voted illegally” in the primary election.

“After review of the submitted documentation, we believe the information regarding the offenses warrants a submission for criminal investigation to the Texas Attorney General,” wrote Keith Ingram, referring to a complaint filed by Philip Aaron Harris of Tarrant County.

Ingram’s letter notes that “as many as 1743 more votes were cast than there were voters in the election.” He added it appears “6 or 7 voters voted more than once in the election and one voter voted as many as four times.”

Hill County is in Texas House District 8. Incumbent State Rep. Byron Cook (R–Corsicana) won re-election district-wide by a mere 225 votes. Cook has long opposed conservative reforms, while advocating for giving driver permits to illegal aliens.

Tony McDonald

Tony McDonald serves as General Counsel to Texas Scorecard. A licensed and practicing attorney, Tony specializes in the areas of civil litigation, legislative lawyering, and non-profit regulatory compliance. Tony resides in Austin with his wife and daughter and attends St. Paul Lutheran Church.


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